I recently suggested to the teachers at my school that they might be interested in creating videos with their students. Students who have mastered material could create a video to help students needing review. When they are finished the teachers will have a video for remediation this year and for instruction next year.
Need some inspiration? Here’s an example I found on YouTube - http://youtu.be/uBrhEJc8Ff0. I searched “fractions third grade students” to find it.
One of the third grade teachers, Anna Larson, is running with it and I can't wait to see what her students create!
Pick a Topic
Decide whether the video will explain a concept or demonstrate an idea.
Assign the groups
Roles you might want to have for each group – script writer/reader, prop creator/manipulator, project manager, technical manager/camera operator
Students write the script. Assemble props. Rehearse without the camera.
Record! We have a full digital video camera and also several Flip cameras. Retake if there are any major mistakes. The idea is to avoid the editing step to accelerate the process.